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How to Succeed in Large Lectures

UMass lecture hall with a class in session. Text: "How to succeed in large lectures."

Going into freshman year, I knew that the introductory lectures were going to be big, but actually attending them was an entirely different story. Coming from a rather small high school, the 400 to 500 students paying attention to one professor was a bit overwhelming. There is definitely a learning curve on how to get the most out of these lectures, and here are some tips that will help you do exactly that.

Cool Class Corner: My Body, My Health

UMass students

One of the most unexpectedly interesting classes I’m taking this semester is My Body, My Health. It’s a public health course that fulfills some basic general education requirements and is also a requirement for any public health majors. I’m considering a double major so I decided to take this class to get an idea of what this path has to offer. I can confidently say that this class has been one of the most rewarding I have ever taken.


My Body My Rules banner hanging on a front porch

Last week many social organizations, such as sororities and fraternities on campus took part in the #ItsOnUs campaign. This campaign is targeted at ending sexual abuse on college campuses and how we, as students, need to be proactive in stopping it.